ANIA LOOMBA COLONIALISM POSTCOLONIALISM PDF
Ania Loomba deftly introduces and examines:key features of the ideologies and academic disciplines and around the world, Colonialism/Postcolonialism has. This accessible introduction explores the historical dimensions and theoretical concepts associated with colonial and post-colonial studies. Ania Loomba. ties, and Colonialism/Postcolonialism remains a primer for the aca- demic and common Ania Loomba’s Colonialism/Postcolonialism is probably one of the.
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Jan 28, Aflatun rated it really liked it. First of all, the structure of this book is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen. But if you already have some basic knowledge it should be a good read.
Wow, that was a lot of marxism! I refer to it all the time.
This is an academic book. Aug 23, Catherine rated it it was ok. Ania Loomba received her BA Hons. Any set of words could be analysed to reveal not just an individual but a historical consciousness at work. Nov 20, Katie added it.
Colonialism / Postcolonialism
Dense, but readable, and for my research, indispensable. Paperback2nd editionpages.
The book does what it says on the tin, although one complaint I would make is that Loomba often presumes that the reader is sympathetic to postcolonial studies themselves, rather than just being an interested onlooker.
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But if you already have some basic knowledge it should be a good re Wow, that was a lot of marxism! Not only does it have only three coloniaalism, but the author often jumped from one subject to another, and I honestly lost the plot over and over again. The lack of major division leaves her able to dive into each topic with considerable depth, with room to draw in the major critical voices in this area and have them engage in broad arguments; it also has the effect of making the book occasionally difficult to orientate oneself within, and to get loomva the discussion.
I say that as a warning on the offset, because it is a difficult and often complicated read. This, along with Said, is a really good primer for the subject.
Everything is clearly explained without being dumbed down or too reduced, the author highlights all the complexities and contemporary reactions.
Colonialism / Postcolonialism by Ania Loomba
Selected pages Title Page. This is perhaps the only way that Loomba can tackle an unwieldy topic like this, whilst also ensuring none of the systematic biases and prejudices that can so easily creep in, but it’s also taxing.
I’m in my third year of Literary Studies and I thought it was sometimes pretty though. She researches and teaches early modern literature, histories of race and colonialism, postcolonial studies, feminist theory, and contemporary Indian literature and culture.
Nevetheless, I feel after having read this a much greater understanding of the topic, which is perhaps the only criterion by which an Introduction text can be judged. There are no discussion topics on this postcolonislism yet.
Loomba examines the ways in which structures of knowledge Jan 09, Aleviuss rated it postcolonalism not like it. New Critical Idiom 1 – 10 of 18 books. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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I’m not really used to that, but it kind of fits some of the points Loomba is trying to make: May 14, Talrubei rated it it was amazing Shelves: Don’t have an account?
For an introduction text, I wonder if there aren’t better ones out there. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Frequently, the arguments turn around on each other, so that a discussion about something is critiqued, which is itself the subject of criticism and then new insights are brought in etc.
However, I think Loomba’s purpose is not to provide a succinct, contemporary view of post-colonial studies as many reviewers seem to wantbut to outline and critique as many of the contradictions that exist within the field, in the interest of encouraging readers to look colonialsim the world around them from a critical perspective.
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This accessible introduction explores the historical dimensions and theoretical concepts associated with colonial and post-colonial studies. I had to read this crappy book before a test at my university. Ania Loomba examines the key features of the ideologies and history of colonialism, the relationship of colonial discourse to literature, challenges oostcolonialism colonialism, and recent developments in post-colonial theories and histories in the writings of contemporary theorists, including Edward Said, Abdul JanMohamed, Homi Bhabha, and Gayatri Spivak.
Loomba summarizes various theories and criticisms of those theories. Ania Loomba examines the key features of the ideologies and history of colonialism, the relationship of colonial discourse to literature, challenges to colonialism, User Review – Flag as inappropriate Helpful.